Squash/Badminton: Wilson gets a feel for racket sports

Wilson’s 2011 racket range hinges on its BLX technology, which is described as ‘the most advanced composite in the industry’.

BLX combines basalt fibres woven longitudinally with Wilson’s proprietary [K]arophite Black technology, itself an evolution of Wilson nCode products which utilises a structure incorporating additional bonds between the SiO2 and graphite molecules on a nanoscopic scale, resulting in more feel and a stronger, more stable racket.

Wilson equates BLX to noise cancelling headphones, which filter out unwanted external noise. Likewise, it says, basalt filters out unwanted frequencies and stops them reaching the hand.

“It offers unmatched frequency reduction while retaining carbon fibre performance in terms of lightness, responsiveness, stability and rigidity,”

Wilson claims. “BLX technology delivers a clean feedback and better sensation for the perfect feel.”

Wilson says BLX features in all of its performance rackets, including tennis, squash and badminton.

The technology will be introduced to Wilson’s squash line-up alongside three frame types, Triad, Linear YL and Linear with yoke; four hole technologies, in the way of articulated grommet technology, power holes, double holes and classic; and one grip technology, the Comfort Hybrid Grip, which uses air-cell foam and soft polyurethane.

For more, see the August issue of SGB Sports